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WAAX Show Us How Much It Really Costs A Young Aussie Band To Tour The Country

Written by Mitch Feltscheer on February 4, 2016

It’s no secret that Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world, a fact that young Aussie bands touring the country, know all too well.

Unlike the US and Europe, where the next million people are just down the road, each major population hub is approximately 1000 kms from the next, so getting around this wide brown land of ours in a short timeframe isn’t cheap.

One such young Aussie outfit, WAAX, did just that recently, and along with their illuminating tour diary (chicken rap squats and all), the Brissie based group also gave us a detailed rundown of costs so you can see exactly what we’re talking about here.

Check out the annotated tour diary in the gallery and see for yourself how much moolah the guys dropped on their quest to bring their crunchy punk tunes to fans around the country, below! WAAX head out on the road once again supporting Ecca Vandal this month, grab all the dates and deets underneath.

BUDGET 
 
Flights:
$2150
Van:
$1800
Fuel:
$1000
Accommodation (cheap cus we stayed with family/friends or drove overnight):
$140
Misc (Parking):
$300Total
$5,390
ITINERARY
Flew to Melbs

Friday, 4th December 2015
Workers Club, Melbourne

Hired a van – drove to Adelaide OVERNIGHT after show. Stayed at Marie’s Grandma’s house in Adelaide for 4 days to get cheaper flights for the next week. 

Saturday, 5th December 2015
Ed Castle, Adelaide

Flew home. Hired van – drove to Sydney

Thursday, 10th December 2015
Oxford Art Factory Gallery, Sydney

Drove back overnight to Brisbane

Friday, 11th December 2015
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

Drove next morning down to Port Mac for this. 

Saturday, 12th December 2015
Festival Of The Sun, Port Mac

Camped there, drove home next morning. 

Gallery: WAAX tour diary 2015.

From WAAX:

“Being on tour is hard sometimes and you have to find ways to stay entertained. “Let’s document our whole trip with disposable cameras” someone said. So here are the fruits of that endeavor, a bunch of mediocre photos of our shenanigans presented in a digital format anyway. While this sort of renders the whole idea useless, we sure had fun and now have some very happy snaps. Witness us traverse the country the cheapest way possible.”

Ecca Vandal National ‘End Of Time’ Tour
w/special guests WAAX

Friday, 19th February
Party In The Paddock, Burnscreek
*WAAX not appearing 

Saturday, 20th February
Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth
Tickets: Jack Rabbit Slim’s
*WAAX not appearing 

Thursday, 25th February
The Foundry, Brisbane
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 26th February
Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Tickets: Crippen Place

Saturday, 27th February
Howler, Melbourne
Tickets: Moshtix

Thursday, 3rd March
The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 4th March
Newtown Social, Sydney
Tickets: Newtown Social Club

 

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